(i) Extension of the Project Completion Period (PCP) by 6 months for residential, commercial and industrial development projects;
Buyers of buildings-under-construction (BUC) will now have a bit more time to pay their progressive payment as developers are given more time to build their projects.
(ii) Extension of time by 6 months for the sale of the first residential property in relation to the remission of ABSD for the second residential property purchased by a Singaporean married couple.
Under the ABSD regime, a Singaporean married couple purchasing a second residential property jointly has to sell their first residential property within the specified timeline, failing which they will not be eligible for a remission of the ABSD paid on their second residential property. The specified timeline for sale of the first residential property is:
(i) 6 months after the date of purchase of the second property, if it is a completed property; or
(ii) 6 months after the issue date of the Temporary Occupation Permit (“TOP”) or Certificate of Statutory Completion (“CSC”), whichever is the earlier, if the second property was uncompleted at the time of purchase.
(i) The couple’s second residential property was jointly purchased on or before 1 June 2020; and
(ii) The original timeline for sale of the first residential property expired on or after 1 February 2020.
Eligible Singaporean married couples can refer to the IRAS website for more details. The application for the remission of ABSD must be made within 6 months after the date of sale of the first residential property.